The capital of Gilan province, Rasht has long been a weekend escape for Tehranis because it’s the wettest and most significant town in the Shomal region.

Use Rasht as a base to explore the fantastic Qal’eh Rudhkan and photogenic Masuleh., a rapidly growing city embarking on a bold urban-planning experiment calling it My Rasht.

The streets surrounding Shohoda Square have been blocked off, reinvigorating the city centre into a pedestrian mall. Small electric vehicles now transfer the less agile between where the road begins and ends.

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